An access log is a text file that contains a thorough list of all the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script program and a site visitor opens just the home page, for example, you might find numerous files inside the log. The reason is that there are elements on the home page that are embedded - parts of other pages, pics, and so on. All these files will be listed inside the access log, so you're able to get a full picture of the way your website functions. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently described as "raw data" too. An access log provides the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, in addition to the user’s IP address, web browser and Operating System. More info, such as the referrer website, is usually supplied as well. A log file could be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics supplied by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Web Hosting

When you get a web hosting from our company, you shall be able to determine if access logs must be produced and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You could enable this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts. Every single domain you host or subdomain you set up will be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to every one of them, so you can quickly trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs independently for each site that you have. You may save a log to your personal computer by clicking on the Download link that you'll see in the same exact section of the Control Panel. The link will be available even if you disable the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data collected by our system.